Resurfacing scheme for B5 Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter

Date published: 13 May 2021

A £350,000 resurfacing scheme on the B5 Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter will commence on Monday 17 May 2021.

Lane closure during resurfacing work

The improvement work will include the resurfacing of a 1.55 kilometre stretch of carriageway from Demense Road towards Ballyatwood Road.

To complete the scheme safely traffic management measures will be in place from Monday 17 May, with work initially being carried out using temporary traffic signals.  From Monday 24 May, a road closure will be in place Monday to Friday for a period of five weeks, between the hours of 8.00 am and 5.00 pm.  During these times a signed diversion will be in place.  Traffic will be diverted via the A2 Main Street, Ballywalter, C256 Dunover Road. C256 Cardy Road East, C256 Mountstewart Road, A20 Portaferry Road, Greyabbey.                                                                                                                                                                                                  The road will be open to traffic in the evening Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works although some delays may be experienced. 

Minister Mallon said: 

“This significant investment will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this section of the road network.  This will benefit all who use it including businesses and residents in the area.  I would like to thank the travelling public and local residents in advance for their cooperation while these much needed works are completed.”     

The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise inconvenience to the public.  Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to follow the alternative routes which will be clearly signed on the approaches to the closure.

In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers, the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to take extra care when travelling in the vicinity of the works.

Substantial completion of the work by Saturday 26 June 2021 is dependent on favourable weather conditions. 

All work will be carried out in line with current public health and health and safety advice, with safe systems of work in place for staff and contractors.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: Trafficwatchni

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